Yes its the Govt Emergency No, and to all you Twats that think its an intrusion in your life, suggest you need to get one (a life that is). Really, have you nothing better to complain about. Probably the same Twats that think Covid is just a Flu. Suggest you hop on a Plane to the O'l USA where you can enjoy your freedoms and probably catch Covid and help raise the worlds IQ level. Emergency Alerts are sent by emergency services to landline telephones based on the location of the handset, and to mobile phones, based on the service address. In the case of an emergency, you may receive a voice message on your landline or a text message on your mobile phone. If you receive an Emergency Alert and want more information, follow the instructions in the message or find your local emergency service on this website. Get out of my life. I have NEVER asked for your 'service' and find it intrusive and objectionable.
I will decide if and when I need to plan for whatever emergency there might be.
Block the number.
Caller: 0444 444 444
To 49er, in the time that it took you to bash out your trivial tirade you could've: a) stopped and considered what this text service actually is [hint: it's a potential lifesaving alert]; b) considered how they got your number [they didn't - it'll work on a triangulation basis or similar]; c) how often they contact you (not often at all), d) considered finding something more worthwhile to get frothy about. Just a suggestion.
Roscoe - Yes because knowing that an 71 year old is missing on foot three hours drive away from my house at 7AM on a Sunday morning is totally not an intrusion on anyones life. The probability a 71 year old has walked 3 hours drive to my place is 0. I love how you so neatly tuck everyone who disagrees with you into a box though, it must make it easier to dehumanize people you dislike. Received an SMS purporting to be about police supposedly looking for someone and a dodgy link. Blocked the number and will contact the actual police if these scammers persist. Bit harsh Roscoe. The authorities don't advertise this number like they do the 000. They send you an unsolicited SMS wanting you to click on a link. Scammers prey on human weakness. In this day and age I think the police aren't above abusing this service in targeting individuals or groups for spyware like flubot. Emergency Broadcast Notification Hey Rosco you twat. In this day and age I won't be clicking on any links in unsolicited SMSs. Do you know what a spoofed number is? Scammers can spoof any number they like including 0444 444 444. Checkout the spoofing sites on the web to get an idea. Me personally, I'll play it safe and avoid clicking any unfamiliar links. This number is for emergency purposes. That there's an emergency within the area you are from and people within the vicinity should be cautious. You should be grateful that you are given a warning. Funny that there are lots of "Karens" out there... keeps complaining and yet getting money from the government. Get a lifr people. Caller: CFA and SES safety warnings and emergency alerts
There's no need for conspiracies theories...this is an official commonwealth number used for public safety broadcasts either via SMS, or SEWS (tone-based).
This number is used by all Australian state emergency services (e.g. SES and CFA) to broadcast emergency alerts to the public, ranging from flooding, fires, health & vaccinations, disasters, imminent threats etc.
For more info, refer to: https://www.emergencyalert.gov.au/frequently-asked-questions/what-is-emergency-alert.html
Does luke bonner still work at radio 2gb. Personally I think its a scam by police to check the whereabouts of individuals or too plant spyware on your phone.
I have 2 mobile phones but only one received the message.
Caller: 0444 444 444
Its probably an attempt to plant spyware on your phone, when they can't get a warrant or are on a fishing expedition, so they use some heartwarming bullsh*t such as a missing person as a cover
Firefox would not open the internet link, it warned of a possible scam I got a message about a missing child and when i searched online there was actual news about the missing child on australian online news My Mum received a text message saying she is COVID positive! She hasn’t been tested and rarely goes anywhere; ?????? Roscoe, get a life with more happiness. You are narrow minded and clearly objectionable bloke. No one asked for unsolicited sms messages from an unpublicised source asking you to click on links that look very scam like, especially during a period of heightened scam activity!! Its legit. This is definately what that number should be used for to save lives
16 complaints this year
36 total complaints
Anonymous on 0473 805 104
message from trust wallet saying account is not yet KYC verified what ever that means but don't...
Michael on 0485 834 939
How come you keep calling after being told im not interested, i call that a nuisance
Cath E on 0422 821 770
Received call from this number - answered but auto-recording 'Nicole' from...
Anonymous on 0402 650 493
Sent a text message with 4 laughing faces. Tried to call back twice no answer
Anonymous on 0425 810 077